The Wildcat

Wamsley Elementary School Newsletter - November 2021

Important Dates

November 4th - PTAC Butter Braids Delivered

November 22nd-25th - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

November 30th - PTAC Meeting at 4:15pm

From the Principal

Dear Wamsley Wildcat Families,

As November arrives this week, I am reflecting on the changing seasons and all the changes we have gone through as a wildcat family over the past couple of years. Through all that we have endured, I have found being thankful is a resource that helps put things into perspective. Now more than ever...

I Am….

Thrilled for the time we get to spend with you and your children as we are back successfully learning in person full time this year!

Hopeful for the continuing return of more normalcy like in person conferences, musicals, classroom parties, and family nights.

Appreciative of your patience through all of the challenges we have faced together and for you trusting us with your children!

Nothing short of AMAZED by the resiliency and tenacity of your children!

Keenly aware of the sacrifices you all make on behalf of your children and in support of our school!

Forever grateful for the opportunity to be part of your children’s lives!

Unwavered by the challenges we face and focused on doing all that I can to best serve your children so that we, as a wildcat team, can encourage success in every way, every day with your children.

Lucky to be part of such an amazing family! Go Wildcats!

I am THANKFUL for our wildcat community! I hope you find time to reflect and consider all you have to be grateful for both big and small. If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that there is much to be grateful for in all our lives. Enjoy your holiday time together in a couple of weeks and look for information about our upcoming events throughout this newsletter, on the marquee, and in our weekly autodialers. Thank you for sharing your children with us and for all you do to help make our school a great place! As always, call or stop in and let us know how we are doing.

Kathi Senor, Principal

From the Health Room...

Hello Wamsley Families,

I am so excited to inform you that we have been doing our annual vision and hearing screenings. If you receive a “Vision Referral'' in the mail, that indicates that your child failed their vision exam. Please make an appointment for your child to have a professional eye exam, and return the “Vision Referral” to Wamsley Elementary. If you do not receive a “Vision Referral” it means that your child passed his/her vision exam, and no further action is needed. I will contact all parents directly, if your child failed their hearing screening. Please contact your friendly Health Clerk if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s vision and/or hearing screenings.

Healthy Wishes,

Ms. Tiff

WES Health Clerk

Facts about Children’s Vision

-Vision disorders are the most prevalent disabling childhood conditions

-Visual impairment affects 5-10% of preschool age children

-Undetected vision problems affect physical ability and self-esteem

-Less than 21% of preschool-age children have their vision screened

-Vision screening, with appropriate follow-up care, is critical to the welfare of children

-80% of what a child learns is visually acquired

-Children think that their own limited vision is normal

-Vision disorders don't hurt

-Vision disorders may lead to Amblyopia

Ask your child about the “vision camera” that was used to check vision. We had so much fun! The PlusOptix was very helpful in detecting common vision problems.

What's For Lunch?

Community Veteran's Day Parade

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Wamsley Elementary School

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Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm